Pamela Sue Martin Biography, Age, Husband, Actress, Net Worth,Dynasty and Movies

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Pamela Sue Martin Biography

Pamela Sue Martin is an American actress best known for being featured as a teenage detective Nancy Drew on the television series The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries and for her originating the role of socialite Fallon Carrington Colby on the ABC nighttime soap opera Dynasty.

Pamela Sue Martin

Pamela Sue Martin Age | Birthday

Pamela was born on 5th of January 1953 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S. She is 66 years old as of 2019. She never had aspirations of becoming an actress until she and her friend decided to look for jobs in high school.

Pamela Sue Martin Family | Young

There is no much information in regards to her family background and how she was raised.

Pamela Sue Martin Husband

Pamela Sue Martin has been married and divorced three times, her first husband Bruce Allen whom they were married from (1990–1998) she then was married to Manuel Rojas who they were married from (1982–1984) and her third husband Jorge Brusch whom they were married from(1979–1998).

Pamela Sue Martin Children | Son

She has one grown child (son) there is no much information about her sons.

Pamela Sue Martin Education

Pamela was enrolled in public schools in Westport, Connecticut atStaples High School in February 1971. She as then dropped out of school for part her senior year to do a film called To Find a Man (1972). She later returned to class and graduated. Before she graduated.

Pamela Sue Martin Actress | Career

She began her career being featured in print ads as well as a television commercial, she as well took a bold step and auditioned for a roll in Columbia Pictures film called “To Find a Man”. thereafter she got a notice that she won the lead role. With the film, Irwin Allen cast her in his film “The Poseidon Adventure”. She later began appearing in other theatrical films, as well as made for TV movies.

Pamela Sue Martin

She then achieved stardom in the 1977 TV series “The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries”, featured as Carolyn Keene’s teenage sleuth, Nancy Drew. She later Quit the series over creative difference, Pamela began cultivating a sexier, more adult screen image in films like “The Lady in Red”. She as well spent much of the early 1980s playing the role of Fallon Carrington Colby in the prime-time TV serial “Dynasty”; her character wound up being killed in a car crash, only to be revived in the person of Emma Samms on the “Dynasty” spin-off “The Colbys”.

Sue together with Martin both began in and co-scripted the feature film “Torchlight” one of her last appearances on the big screen. She later appeared in several made-for-TV movies and mini-series in the late ’80s and early ’90s. And made several guest appearances in the early 2000s on different television talk-shows and series.

Pamela Sue Martin Net Worth

Pamela has an estimated net worth of $4 million dollars. Martin was only earning $1.45 per hour at the time while her friend had ditched Westport for New York City where she was earning $60 per hour as a model. Lured by the idea of making big money and living in the Big Apple, Martin moved to New York City and launched her career as a teen model, landing appearances in a handful of television commercials and print advertisements only weeks later.

Pamela Sue Martin Dynasty

She was featured as Fallon Carrington Colby in (Dynasty): One of the quintessential 1980s prime-time soaps, follows the gloriously over-the-top trials and tribulations of the fabulously wealthy and none-to-nice Carrington and Colby clans. Come for the catfights, stay for the shoulder pads and scenery chewing.

Pamela Sue Martin Poseidon Adventure

She is featured as Susan Shelby in Poseidon Adventure based on En route from New York City to Greece on New Year’s Eve, majestic passenger ship the S.S. Poseidon is overtaken by a tidal wave. featured with the captain (Leslie Nielsen) dead, surviving passengers, including the passionate Rev. Scott (Gene Hackman), band together in the ship’s ballroom. They struggle to avert fires, flooding, structural instability, and mechanical malfunctions as they make their way through a maze of ladders and tunnels in their desperate attempt to escape a watery grave.

Pamela Sue Martin Then And Now | Photos

Pamela Sue Martin Then And Now

Pamela Sue Martin Movies




2014McTaggart’s FortuneSergeant Jeanine Bowman
1990A Cry in the WildJune Robeson
1987FlicksLiz Stone
1985TorchlightLillian Weller
1979The Lady in RedPolly Franklin
1974Our TimeAbigail “Abby” Reed
1974Buster and BillieMargie Hooks
1972To Find a ManRosalind McCarthy
1972The Poseidon AdventureSusan Shelby

Pamela Sue Martin Tv Shows





My Christmas Prince

Samantha’s mother


The L Word

Linda Kennard


That ’70s Show



Sky Trackers

Doctor Spencer Jenkins


The Saint: The Software Murders



Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Melinda Jensen

Bay Coven

Linda Lebon


Strong Medicine

Celia Grey



Fallon Carrington Colby


Fantasy Island

Velda Ferini

The Love Boat

Donna Dayton


Human Feelings

Verna Gold


The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries

Nancy Drew


The Hemingway


The Quest



The Gun and the Pulpit

Sally Underwood


The Girls of Huntington House

Gail Dorn

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Pamela Sue Martin Twitter

The Poseidon Adventure – Pamela Sue Martin Interview

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Dynasty star: Like millions of women, I was secretly fighting baldness

As Fallon in the TV soap opera Dynasty, Pamela Sue Martin was one of the Eighties’ fashion leaders, noted for her padded shoulders and big hair.

On screen, the actress – who was also in The Poseidon Adventure and starred as Nancy Drew in The Hardy Boys/ Nancy Drew Mysteries – appeared glamorous.

But the reality was very different.

Pamela Sue, now 54, had severe hair loss that almost left her bald. Her head of flowing locks was a wig.

Last year her hair was thinning and she feared she might be about to lose it all again.

“For the past few years,” she says, “I’d been saying to my best friend: ‘Look at my hair – it’s falling out.’ She assured me she couldn’t see any difference, but I was really worried.”

Pamela Sue inherited thin hair from her father.

“My hair was always thin, but at some points in my life, such as when I was working on Dynasty, it got more severe,” she says.

“It started gradually: my hairline started receding, then I got thin patches across my scalp. It was quite traumatic.

“What made things worse was that it was the era of big hair. The Dynasty producers insisted I wear a wig when I started the show in 1981.

“I put up with this for a while, but a few months later I saw a picture of myself on a magazine cover. The wig made me look like a country and western star. I refused to wear it any more.”

Pamela Sue’s hair regrew, but it fell out again whenever she was stressed.

“Dealing with fame when I was young was really hard,” she confides.

“I arrived in Hollywood as a teenager and was soon given parts in movies.

“I found it hard to cope with everything. It was physically debilitating, and I became thin and stressed. I reacted emotionally, which then affected my body.”

Pamela Sue’s three divorces – in 1980, 1984 and 1998 – also took their toll.

“After I had my son, who is now 16, I went almost completely bald,” she says.

“Fortunately, I was not working in front of the cameras at the time and stayed out of the limelight looking after him.

“After a few months, my hair grew back without treatment, but I was worried that I might have been permanently bald.

“I was deeply embarrassed about my hair loss.

“Now, however, I’m upfront about it. Many women suffer in silence.

“The problem is that information about hair loss is centred around men.”

Yet hair loss is equally common among both sexes. Millions of women – perhaps as many as six out of ten – suffer from thinning hair at some point during their life.

Female balding is usually less apparent than male balding, as it tends to cause thinning hair across the entire scalp, rather than the monk-like tonsure pattern of baldness which affects men. Men are also more likely to go completely bald.

The average hair grows six inches a year and is shed after four years. Normally, we lose around 70 hairs a day, but genetic make up, hormonal changes and stress can lead to telogen effluvium (excessive hair loss).

Women often experience hair loss after childbirth. During pregnancy the rise in oestrogen halts the normal amount of hair falling out.

Then, around two months after the birth, oestrogen levels drop and the hair that should have been lost during pregnancy falls out all at once. The hair usually thickens again about five months later, when oestrogen levels balance out.

The menopause is another trigger.

As oestrogen levels drop, the amount of androgens (male hormones) rise, causing the hair follicles to produce thinner hair. Sometimes the hair follicles stop producing hair altogether.

This type of baldness ( androgenrelated balding) is the main cause of male hair loss; it affects about 50 per cent of men.

Studies suggest that an equal proportion of women may be affected, and in postofmenopausal women this figure could be as high as 75 per cent. Stress at any point in a woman’s life, however, can trigger the production of androgens, and consequently thinner hair and hair loss.

Diet is also important. Premenopausal women may suffer hair loss due to low levels of iron and vitamin B12, which are needed to make hair cells. Zinc helps absorb other vitamins and minerals needed in the production of these cells.

People with a low Body Mass Index (under 18.5) may also suffer from hair loss as they are less likely to be consuming enough vitamins and minerals. This applies to those with eating disorders, too.

Even if anorexics and bulimics put on weight, their hair may not regrow as – some experts believe – diet-induced hair loss may precipitate genetic hair loss.

The only medication licensed in the UK for female balding is minoxidil, which comes in liquid form. It was developed to lower high blood pressure but was found also to boost hair growth. Minoxidil has helped around 60 per cent women, but it must be taken all the time.

Last year Italian researchers found that a drug called finasteride, which is already available in the UK for male balding, seemed to help 62 per cent of the women who took it.

The drug blocks the effect of male androgen hormones. However, research is still in its early stages.

But Pamela Sue didn’t want medication.

“In the U.S. doctors want to give you drugs for everything,” she says. “But I hate the idea of filling my body with drugs. I’ve always tried to avoid them, even aspirin.”

As a younger women, she was fortunate her hair grew back each time, but as she approached the menopause she became increasingly worried about hair loss due to hormonal changes.

Last September, advised by a friend, she started taking Nourkrin, a natural supplement made from marine extracts, silica and vitamin C. A recent independent study found it could increase hair growth by 45 per cent in six months.

Within four months of taking it, Pamela Sue noticed a difference.

“I began taking Nourkrin with an open mind,” she says, “as I’m not usually that into supplements. I take vitamins as an act of faith rather than out of a conviction that they work.”

She continues: “A male friend began taking Nourkrin at the same time and we got excited comparing each other’s hair.

“After about four months I looked in the mirror and could see all this new hair growing around my temple. Ten months on, my hair is much thicker than it’s been for ages. The supplement has really helped.”

Hair loss wasn’t her only stress-related problem.

“During Dynasty, I was washed out and developed pneumonia,” she says.

“I had a fever and a chesty cough. I had to go to hospital and take antibiotics. I recovered, but whenever I am stressed, I now get pneumonia. I developed it shortly after I left the show in 1984 and again when my son was two.”

At the peak of her fame, Pamela Sue also suffered from interstitial cystitis, which left her in agony and forced her to leave Dynasty.

Unlike normal cystitis, which is caused by an infection, the cause of interstitial cystitis is not fully understood. A substance in the urine may inhibit the growth of cells in the bladder wall, leading to irritation and frequent urges to go the loo.

“This triggered my interest in alternative health,” Pamela Sue explains.

“None of the treatments GPs gave me worked, so I saw a naturopath.”

Naturopathy relies on herbs and foods to stimulate the body’s healing abilities.

She was given a herbal supplement called kava kava, to calm her bladder and body. (Kava kava is banned in the UK following fears that it might damage the liver.)

“I took it twice a day, left Hollywood and tried to live a more balanced life in the countryside,” she says.

Now writing her autobiography, Pamela Sue is energetic and healthy, partly, she thinks, because she has given up Hollywood life.

“I tend to worry about the minutiae of life. But living in the mountains of Idaho and having retreated from fame, I am more in tune with life. I eat healthily, don’t drink alcohol and practise yoga.

“I try to live holistically and avoid conventional medicine. If I got hit by a truck, I would want to go to hospital, but if something is bothering me I will see my naturopath.

“A naturopath once told me you should never take antibiotics except if you have pneumonia, a kidney infection or some other serious illness. That’s my philosophy, too.”

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